Image ID: 10009192
Caption: Wilkins ice shelf (note image resolution below) On March 25th 2008 British Antarctic Survey released dramatic satellite and video images of the Wilkins Ice Shelf as it looked set to be the latest to break out from the Antarctic Peninsula. Images showed that a large part of the Wilkins Ice Shelf on the Antarctic Peninsula was supported only by a thin strip of ice hanging between two islands. The break out is another identifiable impact of climate change on the Antarctic environment. NB: the original image is only 2000 x 1100 pixels
Keywords: Antarctica | Break-up | Ice Shelf | Wilkins
Location: Wilkins Ice Shelf, Alexander Island, Antarctica
Season: 2007/2008
Photographer: Jim Elliot
Image size (pixels): 2016 x 1134